Psychology major on mission to give back
Student of the Week: Cirilo Flores
Leveraging the support and resources provided by faculty at South Texas College has enabled Cirilo Flores to become as active as possible while pursuing his academic goals.
Currently a student with the Valley Scholars Program, Cirilo participates in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as the Vice President of Fellowship, Student Ambassadors Program, Student Government Association, English Honor Society, Psi Beta Honor Society, and is a graduate from STC’s Student Leadership Academy
He is also currently employed as a student mentor within STC’s College Connections Department.
“I wanted to leave the Valley at first, but then I thought why leave when I could do my basics here,” Cirilo said. “Everybody here at STC has really helped me to succeed. I don’t think I would have been nearly as active without their help.”
“To students, I would tell them to just become involved. It was really nice to have so many advisors and so many team members know who I was, and that was really important because it helped me do the best I could in all my classes."
Originally from Roma, Cirilo says he is studying for his associate degree in Psychological Science with the hopes of entering a career as a counselor. He is slated to graduate by December 2019, and then plans to attend Texas A&M International in Laredo to pursue his bachelor degree.
Growing up in a small town, he said, enabled him to find his passion for service and goal of finding a career that can give back to those in the community who have helped him along the way.
“Roma is a small community where everybody knows each other and there were so many people who supported me so I could graduate in the top 10 percent of my class in high school,” he said. “I want to do the same with other students.”
The Department of Psychological Science at South Texas College offers students the opportunity to obtain an Associates of Arts (A.A.) in Psychology.
The program provides students with scientific knowledge related to human behavior and mental processes that includes neuroscience, sensation and perception, memory, cognition, language, intelligence, consciousness, and many others.
“To students, I would tell them to just become involved,” he said. “It was really nice to have so many advisors and so many team members know who I was, and that was really important because it helped me do the best I could in all my classes.
“It might be stressful sometimes, but there are plenty of resources that can help you if you know where to look,” he said.